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Tuesday June 8,1954This date in baseball
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Games on 1954-06-08

Top1954 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBaltimore Orioles7Boston Red Sox4Boxscore - PBP915,7692:32Bob ChakalesTex ClevengerMike Blyzka (1-0)Hal Brown (1-3)-Jimmy DykesLou BoudreauFenway Park
ALDetroit Tigers8New York Yankees0Boxscore - PBP921,7532:14Billy HoeftEddie LopatBilly Hoeft (3-4)Eddie Lopat (6-2)-Fred HutchinsonCasey StengelYankee Stadium I
ALChicago White Sox9Philadelphia Athletics3Boxscore - PBP916,6152:20Virgil TrucksBob TriceVirgil Trucks (8-3)Bob Trice (6-4)-Paul RichardsEddie JoostShibe Park
ALCleveland Indians2Washington Senators I5Boxscore - PBP912,2882:34Early WynnMickey McDermottMickey McDermott (5-4)Early Wynn (6-4)-Al LopezBucky HarrisGriffith Stadium
NLPhiladelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs6Boxscore - PBP96,7752:36Robin RobertsHowie PolletHowie Pollet (2-2)Robin Roberts (6-6)Johnny Klippstein (1)Steve O'NeillStan HackWrigley Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates0Cincinnati Reds5Boxscore - PBP94,3422:13George O'DonnellCorky ValentineCorky Valentine (5-5)George O'Donnell (1-6)-Fred HaneyBirdie TebbettsCrosley Field
NLNew York Giants6Milwaukee Braves5Boxscore - PBP935,2302:49Larry JansenChet NicholsHoyt Wilhelm (3-1)Dave Jolly (3-2)-Leo DurocherCharlie GrimmCounty Stadium
NLBrooklyn Dodgers3St. Louis Cardinals10Boxscore - PBP922,2942:26Carl ErskineTom PoholskyTom Poholsky (2-3)Carl Erskine (6-5)Stu Miller (2)Walter AlstonEddie StankySportsman's Park
8 Games on this date

Standings at end of 1954 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
John AndreP31.156Purchased by Cubs from Shreveport (Texas). 
Billy O'DellP22.119Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent (bonus baby) by Orioles. 
Mario PiconeP27.338Purchased by Reds from Giants. 
Bill TremelP24.339Purchased by Cubs from Shreveport (Texas).